Raksha Bandhan, bond of brother and sister, Rakhi festival celebrated today
Today Raksha Bandhan, Rakhi festival is one of the important Hindu festivals, a pious bonding between sister and brother. Sister ties Rakhi and pray for long life of their brother. Many sisters eagerly wait for this day throughout the year. Sisters shower their love on brother by tying a knot of Rakhi. Brothers appreciating care and love of sister gives a token full of gifts. Sister urges for her protection to brother.
Raksha Bandhan festival that celebrates and seeks to celebrate and strengthen the bond between brothers and sisters is commemorated with great pomp and show. In this article, we look at popular mythological tales pertaining to Raksha Bandhan.
During Krishna and Drapadi times,Lord Krishna once injured his finger while cutting sugarcane. Draupadi was around at that time and when she witnessed Lord Krishna’s finger profusely bleeding, she immediately tore a portion of her sari and bandaged Lord Krishna’s little finger. At this point, Lord Krishna promised to protect Draupadi at all times. Lord Krishna used the word “Akshayam” which implies the protection extended to Draupadi is unending.
Many people celebrate Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan with their family. Every sister or even cousin sister tie rakhi to their brother. They apply tilak, do puja and tie rakhi. They exchange sweets with each other.
People take leave in office or keep their shops/business closed on this festival day. The festival is celebrated all over India.
Also, Brahmins change their ‘Janeu’ on Raksha Bandhan day.